Savannah school information

IndexSavannahGeorgiaNational
Average Test Scores26%35%49%
Student/Teacher ratio15:116:116:1
Total public schools482,16479,221
Total private schools2651524,874
Total post-secondary schools61927,963
The Savannah, GA educational system consists of 48 public schools, 26 private schools and 6 post-secondary schools. Savannah public schools have average test scores of 26% which is 26% lower than than the Georgia average and 47% lower than than the national average. The student to teach ratio of Savannah public schools is 15:1, compared to 16:1 in Georgia and 16:1 across all of the United States. A total of 82.5% of students have completed 8th grade, 81.2% have completed high school, 27.7% have completed a bachelor’s degree and 2.9% have completed a doctorate degree.

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  • The average school test scores in Savannah are 47% lower than the national average.
  • There are approximately 48 public schools in Savannah.
  • 82.5% of people in Savannah have completed 8th grade.
  • 81.2% of people in Savannah have completed high school.
  • 27.7% of people in Savannah have completed a bachelors degree.

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Education level achieved in Savannah

IndexSavannahGeorgiaNational
Completed 8th grade82.5%82.3%84.3%
Completed high school81.2%81.0%83.0%
Completed some college59.2%57.8%59.4%
Completed associate degree33.7%36.8%38.5%
Completed bachelors27.7%29.4%30.3%
Completed masters10.5%11.1%11.5%
Completed professional degree2.9%3.2%3.3%
Completed doctorate1.3%1.3%1.3%

Highest level of education achieved in Savannah (high school & post-secondary)

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City, StatePopulationAvg. Test ScoresNational Avg.
Wilmington Island, GA15,00565%32%
Richmond Hill, GA11,50153%7%
Rincon, GA9,69052%5%
Bluffton, SC15,76551%4%
Tybee Island, GA3,06842%15%
Savannah, GA144,71726%47%

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Syracuse, NY144,35027%46%
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Savannah, GA144,71726%47%
Source: The Savannah, GA education data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS) and from the National Center for Education Statistics. The average school test scores are based on all schools that completed test scores within the state. Average test scores are conducted by each state independently and the type of tests may change from one state to another. Test scores were not available for all schools within the state, but were available for the vast majority.